Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the English Association 2015. (Please use the links below.)
Rewriting History, Literally: Laura Riding's The Close Chaplet
Originally published in Gravesiana.
The three essays that follow by Jack Blackmore Julia Fiedorczuk and Annet Jessop were papers given at The Laura (Riding) Jackson Conference in 2010. I am grateful to the authors for permission to reproduce them. It is hoped that several essays will be published on this page in the near future from other delegates at the conference. Essays and contributions are also invited from scholars and readers of Laura (Riding) Jackson's work for consideration for inclusion. Please email in the first instance.
A Home of Words: Laura (Riding) Jackson's The Telling
Review of The Person I Am by Morag Shiac in Keywords, Number 10, 2012
Delmar Winter 2002, No. 8
Reprints Though Gently, the Seizin Press 1930, with responses from commentators and critics. This is an important reprint of a very scarce limited edition. (The web-site, however, appears to have lapsed.)
A Question of Bias: Some Treatments of Laura (Riding) Jackson
by Mark Jacobs and Alan Clark
Laura True-Teller and Other Fairy Tales
An essay on Progress of Stories
by Ray Davis
Letters written by Laura (Riding) Jackson - in the Nottingham Trent University Archive holdings
A Selection of Letters
This brief selection of letters below from the Trent University Library Archive is intended to convey something of the variety and content of Laura (Riding) Jackson's workaday life, illustrating her personal dealing with her correspondents, her comments on people and aspects of the literary world, and the arrangement of her own writing-work. They illustrate close-up her personal focus on her correspondents and her grasp of what is happening in the world at large, literary or otherwise. Her letters are never less than personal, always highly sensitive to the recipient and his or her circumstances, and they lie at the heart of her published work. Many a sentence or idea would first arise from some intuitive insight in response to what a correspondent might say in a letter, to later find its way into published form, which she often indicated was her intention in the body of a letter. But always the letters were fresh and personal. Other letters will be added in due course.
Letters Addressed to Mark Jacobs
Letter on Hart Crane - 21 July 1975
Transcript of a letter undated circa August 1975
Letter 9 February 1974
Letter 4 February 1976
Letter 7 April 1976
Letter 16 January 1978
Letter 1 February 1978
Letter 12 April 1978
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